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Re: Steven Soderbergh

#176 Post by swo17 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:42 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:27 pm
Has he ever talked about wanting to do a horror movie?
He just made one

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Re: Steven Soderbergh

#177 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:50 pm

I blanked on that one.

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Re: Steven Soderbergh

#178 Post by whaleallright » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:12 pm

I'm surprised nobody posted this here. TLDR: Brian De Palma makes an unsolicited dig at Steven Soderbergh, saying
“Steven Soderbergh, a visual director? Are you kidding?” De Palma said. “Give me an example of a great, visually memorable scene [from] Soderbergh or a silent sequence based on the staging…I saw an episode of ‘The Knick’ and there is nothing that [impressed me visually].”
I admire both directors, but I have to say this reflects poorly on De Palma (whose career effectively cratered around the same time Soderbergh's really took off, for what it's worth). Reading into his comments a bit, I'm inclined to think that De Palma (never, to say the least, the subtlest of directors) seems to mistake the sort of bravura effects for which he's known (dolly-zooms, split-focus shots, overhead shots, Steadicam marathons, etc.) with "visually memorable" cinema.

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Re: Steven Soderbergh

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Re: Steven Soderbergh

#180 Post by diamonds » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:57 am

That "powerhouse" cast for The Laundromat has been revealed: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, and David Schwimmer. Netflix to finance and distribute.
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Re: Steven Soderbergh

#181 Post by domino harvey » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:01 pm

Why is "powerhouse" in quotes?

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Re: Steven Soderbergh

#182 Post by diamonds » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:05 pm

That's the word they had used to describe it before. Didn't mean to imply otherwise haha.

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Re: Steven Soderbergh

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Re: Steven Soderbergh

#184 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:12 pm

Steven Soderbergh was on Bill Simmons' podcast on Monday and they spoke for over an hour about a number of topics. Simmons still has the same 80s and 90s points of reference that are tiresome to listen to, but he does a pretty good job of conducting an interview here. He and Soderbergh discuss distribution models at length, and I found one point particularly compelling - when he stated that by Friday at noon after he saw early numbers for Logan Lucky and Unsane, he wanted to essentially beg to be allowed to just drop each film on streaming and be done with it instead of letting them die on the vine in theaters. It doesn't sound like he's going to go down that road for a third time.

Also, when asked what film in the last several years he is the "most jealous of," he responded with Under the Skin, which is a very Soderberghian answer considering some of the fourth wall breaking that goes on in the production and execution of that film. Stated that Glazer has made three perfect films, and that Birth is "as close to a Stanley Kubrick film" as we've gotten since his death.

I still struggle with Under the Skin to some degree but I cannot argue with Soderbergh on much of that.

Oh, and "for the first time in I don't know how long," he doesn't know what he's doing next. Has a few options, but has no idea what's coming after The Laundromat.

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Re: Steven Soderbergh

#185 Post by chiendent » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:27 pm

He also mentioned almost being brought in last-minute on a big project that instead ended up getting delayed a year or so but obviously couldn't say what it was. I know this kind of stuff must happen all the time but I'm pretty curious.

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Re: Steven Soderbergh

#186 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:33 pm

Yes, that's a key detail, thanks for the reminder!

Another tidbit that has me wondering: Apparently he showed the [then] final cut one of his films to a director friend, and the director pulled him aside and said that he must scrap and redo the score. Despite there being very little time to do so, he took the advice. Wonder which one that was?

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Re: Steven Soderbergh

#187 Post by The Narrator Returns » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:56 pm

Cliff Martinez was doing the score for Out of Sight so close to its release that he's credited on the poster, so I imagine it's that. Either that or The Good German, which had a David Holmes score that was replaced by Thomas Newman's.

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Re: Steven Soderbergh

#188 Post by The Narrator Returns » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:27 pm

Listening to the podcast now, and it's almost certainly The Good German for how Soderbergh talks about it having no commercial prospects.

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